To all the disappointed Potter fanatics, Warner Bros. share their sympathy for you. After pushing back the anticipated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie to July 2009, studio president Alan Horn released a statement today regarding their decision. Here's an excerpt:
"Please be assured that we share your love for Harry Potter and would certainly never do anything to hurt any of the films. Over the past 10 years, we have nurtured and protected each film, and the integrity of the books upon which they are based, to the best of our ability. The decision to move Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was not taken lightly, and was never intended to upset our Harry Potter fans."
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was directed by David Yates.
But don't worry Potter fans, the video game counterpart is still set to hit stores this November.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the video game, published by Electronic Arts, will arrive in stores this November 11 for the Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, PC, Macintosh and Nintendo Wii. The DS version will arrive earlier on November 1.